=) I can see why you call these better.'Cause the other photographs sucked, eh?Your shots (all of those posted here) are SO superlative, I'm not sure "better" works. =)I like when wildlife I handle is pissy (well, after the fact), 'cause I totally deserve it (snagging them from their lives with my stinky mammalian appendages), and it's possibly a sign of good energy supplies. Tho' mild mannered makes handling faster, which is always my goal, for their sake.blah blah blah. pardon. your owls & photos rock. nuf said.